The incoherence of China's national health development strategies

Journal Article

China ambitiously promised to provide safe, effective, and affordable health care services to all citizens. However, the national strategies for enhancing health remain patchy, and the policy frameworks to empower and inspire individuals and communities to pursue ahealthy lifestyle are largely fragmented. The incoherency is well epitomized by China's failure to implement key parts of the Framework ConventiononTobaccoControl treaty. We seek to advance constructive debate on the health care reform and national health development in China.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, J; Yan, F; Tang, S

Published Date

  • 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 12

Start / End Page

  • e14 - e16

PubMed ID

  • 23078506

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301046